Brazilian influenced rhythms, loose-limbed swing, and secondline grooves are all part of Joel Weiskopf's fourth Criss Cross session as a leader.
His incisive piano improvisations are enhanced by two of the label's star sidemen, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Eric Harland, each of whom also take adventage of a plentiful amount of solo space.
The program includes Weiskopf's melodically opulent compositions, the standard You Must Believe in Spring, the spiritual Wondrous Love, and a rousing rendition of Martin Luther's hymn A Mighty Fortress.
|1.||Beauty For Ashes (Joel Weiskopf) 11:04|
|2.||Devoted To You (Joel Weiskopf) 6:32|
|3.||Giving Thanks (Joel Weiskopf) 9:34|
|4.||November (Joel Weiskopf) 6:27|
|5.||St. Denio (Traditional) 6:46|
|6.||The Strongest Love (Joel Weiskopf) 8:15|
|7.||You Must Believe In Spring (Michel Legrand) 7:33|
|8.||Wondrous Love (Traditional) 4:47|
|9.||A Mighty Fortress (Martin Luther) 5:50|
|10.||One Bright Morning (Joel Weiskopf) 2:02|
Total Time: 68:56
Recorded November 30, 2005 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman